Each Tuesday and Thursday, The Salvation Army Suffolk, Virginia assembles and serves restaurant meals for their community. This effort provides about 100 meals per day in partnership with the Love Local, Buy Suffolk Initiative. As cars drive alongside the building, volunteers from The Mount Suffolk church safely hand over hot meals to hungry neighbors. One of those faithful Mount Suffolk church volunteers is Jeffrey Johnson.
Born and raised in Suffolk, Johnson considers himself a “people person.” He was ready to serve when the call for volunteers was made by his pastor, Rev. Karl Wilkins. “My mother always said, ‘it’s not how much you know, it’s how much you care,’ and I care about this community and helping those who are less fortunate,” said Johnson. After finishing at his job as a hazmat truck driver, which he has held for 40 years, Johnson heads right to the Corps on Tuesdays and Thursdays for meal deliveries. “When I start something, I want to do what’s needed until the end. It’s been a real honor to work with other volunteers to glorify God.”
“He has been serving faithfully since the start of all this,” said Captain Shauntrice Williams with The Salvation Army Suffolk. “He loves the Lord and helping people. The smile on his face shows that he loves what we are doing here in Suffolk.”